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Throughout his 30+-year career, character actor Steven Bauer has been associated with films like Scarface, Thief of Hearts, Running Scared, Gleaming the Cube (a personal favorite), Raising Cain, Primal Fear and Traffic to name a few as well as the hit 80's TV series "Wiseguy."
For his latest project Bauer decided to switch things up a bit and don a crazy fur cap and eye patch to fight werewolves in Universal Studios Home Entertainment's latest classic monster project, Werewolf: The Beast Among Us, which was recently released on Blu-ray and DVD everywhere.
To mark the occasion, Dread Central had the opportunity to briefly chat with Bauer about how his life-long fandom for the Universal Monsters led to his involvement with Werewolf as well as more on his experiences shooting in Transylvania and how one small eye patch caused so many problems on set.
Check out our exclusive interview with Bauer below! »
Brian De Palma's new film Passion was one of our favorites at the Toronto International Film Festival. I raved and rambled on about the film in one of our correspondences (though, as you'll see, I was wrong about one key facet of the film's production):
A remake of the solid Alain Corneau corporate thriller Love Crime, De Palma plunges without hesitation into the iconography, audience expectations, and conventions of noirs, sex thrillers, corporate intrigue, post-Hitchcock films and Brian De Palma movies themselves, retaining the shell appearance of all of these things but hollowing them from the inside out. The result is something out of late Resnais—a study of a study. And that study, of course, is of the cinema image. Remember how Rebecca Romijn watches Stanwyck in Double Indemnity at the beginning of Femme Fatale, as if taking notes? The characters in Passion have taken notes from »
- Daniel Kasman
One of the original 70s movie brats and a populist with a sneaky subversive streak responsible for a string of classics like Carrie, Scarface, and The Untouchables, Brian De Palma is one of those directors who never seems to get his due. Particularly when working in his personal brand of self-conscious thrillers, the filmmaker is almost destined to be equally revered and criticized for making tongue-in-cheek odes to stylized entertainment. Movies like Body Double, Raising Cain, or Femme Fatale are practically dark comedies when viewed in a certain way, while also being designed to operate as straightforward thrillers for audiences not interested in film-literate in-jokes. His latest thriller Passion stars Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace as a pair of manipulative advertising executives whose competitive work relationship escalates into a war of public humiliation. This being a De Palma movie, sexual mind games and violence are of course not far off. »
- Phil Brown
De Palma, whose Scarface (1983) and Carrie (1976) have long been considered classics, has had some pot shots thrown his way over the years, and hasn’t put out a movie since 2007′s Redacted. A year before that, his neo-noir crime film The Black Dahlia was greeted with lukewarm reviews. His latest effort, Passion, is a hyper-stylized office thriller starring Rachel McAdams as red-lipped, brutal, blonde viper of an advertising boss Christine »
- Solvej Schou
Of all the established directors out there, I find myself consistently struggling with where to place Brian De Palma. There have been times in his career where he shows pure brilliance, and even more times where De Palma has delivered some of the most insanely idiotic pictures in film history.
He is back once again, directing his first film in over five years, Passion. The trailer, released this week, suggests a possible return to form for De Palma is on the cards, which means either it will be a seductive thriller or an outlandish embarrassment.
Check it out below;
A stylish and creative eye, Brian De Palma is sometimes consumed by his flair for the melodramatic to an annoying fault. Though he is never one to shy away from edgy material, and when he hits the mark he is as good as anyone of the disciples of the 1970s American film movement. »
- Larry Taylor
There are plenty of films in Brian De Palma’s filmography that I consider “horror”. In particular, I always rather enjoyed Raising Cain. Dressed To Kill of course is his homage to Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. And now this looks like it could be a return to form for the famed director. Below you’ll find the teaser trailer to Passion, his remake of Alain Corneau’s 2011 French film Love Crime. Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace have never been hotter and it looks like things will get pretty hot between the two in this thriller in which “A young businesswoman plots murderous revenge after her boss and mentor steals her idea.”
No release date or distributor is in place yet, but Passion will begin it’s festival run with Venice and then Toronto in the coming months. Take a peek at the trailer and poster below!
More when we hear it! »
- Rob Galluzzo
The World Soundtrack Academy nominees for 2012 Awards for Best Film Composer of the Year, Best Original Score of the Year and Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film are listed below. Winners will be announced at the World Soundtrack Awards & concert on October 20, the closing night of the Ghent International Film Festival. At the Awards concert, composer James Newton Howard's work will be celebrated and performed by the Brussells Philharmonic with accompanying film clips. Howard (whose work includes "Snow White and the Huntsman," "The Hunger Games," "The Sixth Sense" and "Pretty Woman") and Dirk Brossé will conduct. Composer Pino Donaggio ("Carrie," "Home Movies," "Dressed To Kill," "Blow Out," "Body Double" and "Raising Cain") will also receive a Lifetime Achievement award at the event. Yet to be announced are the five nominees for Discovery of the Year »
- Sophia Savage
The classic tale of Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde has endured the test of time to become one of the most infamous horror stories of all time. After all, who doesn't want to explore their dark side every now and again?
Penned by Joycelyn Engle and Christopher M. Capwell, the flick will star Edward Furlong (Night of the Demons, Terminator 2), Christian Slater (Alone in the Dark, Very Bad Things), Julianne Michelle (Apartment 1303 3D), Steven Bauer (Scarface, Primal Fear, Raising Cain), and Corey Sevier.
The film follows a young woman who returns to her home town after 14 years to find her mother’s killer. Shooting is set to begin September 10 in The Hamptons, New York.
More as it comes.
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- Uncle Creepy
There's Paul W.S. Anderson of 'Resident Evil' fame, and there's renowned helmer Paul Thomas Anderson. But we'll now have to throw in another Paul Anderson to the mix -- this time without a middle name or initials. The little-known actor is probably best recognized as Colonel Sebastien Moran in "Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows" and has set up a reunion with his leading ladies on that film, Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace, booking a role on Brian De Palma's "Passion."
A loose remake of Alain Corneau's "Love Crime," the film also features Dominic Cooper and Karoline Herfurth, and sees De Palma exploring everyone's professional fantasy as it follows a woman who turns to murder when a boss steals her idea. De Palma previously noted that the movie will provide him the opportunity to "combine eroticism, suspense, mystery and murder into one spellbinding cinematic experience."
- Simon Dang
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